Kraft and Little Go Low to Win Spring Pro-Pro Championship
Mohnton, Pa. – On Monday, May 15, the 2017 Spring Pro-Pro Championship was played at scenic LedgeRock Golf Club. This was the first time since 2013 that the Philadelphia PGA hosted an event at LedgeRock GC. The Pro-Pro brings together two PGA Professionals partnered in a four-ball competition (Better of ball of partners). Fifty-two teams competed in the event where players had to battle blustery conditions throughout their round.
In the second grouping of the day, the pair of Kevin Kraft (Bumble Bee Hollow GC) and Michael Little (Lookaway Golf Club) posted a remarkable score of 11-under (61). As a team the pair combined for 10 birdies as well as an eagle on the par 5, 18th against only one bogey. We may see this team pair up again as this is the first time the two played together in a Section team competition.
Finishing in second place, three shots behind the leaders in the clubhouse were Brian Bergstol (Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort) and Terry Hatch (Hidden Valley Golf Course). Bergstol and Hatch posted nine birdies and only one bogey to post their score of 8-under (64).
Two teams finished in a tie for third place at 7-under (65). The first to do so was the team of Shawn Hall (Radley Run Country Club) and his teammate Andrew Turner (Sunnybrook Golf Club). They weren’t alone in third for long as Dave Quinn (Philmont Country Club) and Stu Ingraham (M Golf Range) matched them about an hour later.
The Section would like to thank our generous tournament partners, Ahead, Morell Studios, PGA Tour and destination partner, Whistling Straits/Blackwolf Run. Through their support, the Spring Pro-Pro Championship has been a staple event on the Philadelphia PGA tournament calendar.
The Philadelphia PGA tournament department will be on location tomorrow (5/16) for the Spring Pro-Lady Team at Lehigh Country Club. For further information on Philadelphia Section PGA tournaments, please visit us online at Philadelphia.PGA.com/Tournaments.